Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekend TTM Roundup: 10/6-10/11

This week I didn't get a whole lot of returns (I only got one actually), but it was a very special one.

Received On: 10/6/2014

My only return this week was from former Yankees farmhand Ryan Bicondoa.
Bicondoa was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the New York Yankees in 2002. He was a pretty dominant starter at Western Kentucky University before turning pro and he was a big reason why the 2002 Staten Island Yankees managed to win the championships. Bicondoa went 6-4 with a 1.90 ERA in 85.1 innings and even threw three complete games during his time as a Baby Bomber.
In 2003 Bicondoa was promoted to Tampa but was traded midway through the season for Armando Benitez who was boo'd out of the Mets bullpen and into the Yankees. Bicondoa was assigned to the St. Lucie Mets for the remainder of 2003 but he found himself in indie ball for the next two seasons (still better than being a Met). Then in 2006 the Chicago Cubs took a chance on him and he appeared in eight games for the high-A Daytona Cubs before being released. He went back to indie ball and stuck around for a few years before finally retiring for good in 2012. He is now a coach for a high school baseball team and lives with his wife Jodi and his two sons Taylor and Tyler.


In addition to the signature, Mr. Bicondoa also sent along this note. Making this return even more special.

As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).

Sources:
*http://www.wkusports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052802aab.html
*http://pinstripedprospects.com/2014/si15-catching-up-with-former-si-yanks-pitcher-ryan-bicondoa-2420
*http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1696&dat=20030717&id=Y_IaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NEgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1862,1756665
*http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bicond001rya
*http://www.leaguelineup.com/miscinfo.asp?menuid=30&url=sdohs

2014 TTM Count: 213

4 comments:

  1. How do you display the personalized letters that come with some TTM requests?

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    1. Depends on who sent it. If it's a Yankees prospect then I store the letter and the card in a team bag and then store that in my binder.
      If it's not a Yankees prospect than I store it in a different binder.

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  2. Nice to see that Ryan Bicondoa is still involved with baseball on some level. I watched him pitch for a number of years in the Atlantic League.

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